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anniversary of columbus' trip, so it certainly discusses columbus and his role in the discovery of america. you can't discover a place where perhaps as many as a hundred people already live. fun story about columbus and geography affect him though. one of the things i love to do is to research, to go in the library and look for the books because it's always the unexpected discovery, to reach a moment i love so much. i remember going to find a book about columbus, a biography. three books down on the same shelf with christopher columbus. nobody told junior high school that christopher columbus kept a log book of his four voyages and wrote letters about the voyages. so i pulled that out, just an unexpected discovery, and started to read it. i was enthralled. he was columbus describing his voyages, describing his discoveries in his own words. of course they are his words, so we have to remember people write about themselves with the degree of prejudice. it was one thing more than anything else caught me from the lawbooks of columbus. in his third voyage she lives off the coast of south americ
the first polls close tomorrow night. at this moment we're awaiting the president at a rally in columbus, ohio, with the boss performing right now. not to be outdone, mitt romney has an event in columbus himself just a few hours from now featuring the marshall tucker band. tough choice there for columbus voters. and if the polls are any indication, america is split down the middle in our new poll. the president just edges romney 48% to 47% among likely voters. well within the margin of error. another look at polls confirms this race is pretty tight. with that in mind, the final day of campaigning is a whirlwind tour. mitt romney is at his second event in virginia today. and he said real change will begin with his victory tomorrow. >> the question of this election comes down to this. do you want four more years of the last four years? or do you want real change? >> virginia of course a state that mitt romney desperately wanted to have locked up months ago. the old dominion very tight. but it is far from the only tossup state and it was at a massive 18,000 strong rally at madison, wisconsi
for the key state of ohio is mightily close. the numbers, columbus dispatch, final polls, the president leads governor romney 50-48. statistically that's a sky. nbc news and wall street journal poll shows the president leading by 6 points. that's just inside the margin of error. of course, no republican has won the presidency without winning ohio's electoral votes and the columbus dispatch, this marks an 83rd time that the presidential candidates visited ohio this year. and steve brown is live in columbus. the president is a proponent of early voting. >> as of friday 1.6 million oh ohioans one in five registered voters in the buckeye state. early voting continued throughout weekend and that number is this going to grow and in franklin county which includes the city of columbus, folks trying to early vote today were in for a pretty long wait. >> i wanted to try to beat the lines, but we couldn't, but we're in another line here. >> you didn't expect this. no, i didn't. pretty crazy. >> i've been waiting for probably about 45 minutes so not too long. >> reporter: and paper absentee ballots are
happened to the holiday spirit? abc's john schriffen live tonight in columbus circle and john, you've got it all for us. good evening. >> reporter: david, good evening. all day, from shoppers, we've seen the good, the bad and the what were you thinking? when it comes to a discount, you might not believe what some people are willing to fight for. >> here we go! >> reporter: at midnight, when the gate went up, the crowd poured into this victoria's secret in tulsa. all for this. a pink shiny gift bag filled with purr fume and lotions. one of the deals that had black friday shoppers in a frenzy. from a scramble for dvds at a walmart in san diego. to this rush on a forever 21. >> people are going to get hurt! >> reporter: in massachusetts, a toddler loaded into an ambulance after he was left in a parked car at 1:30 in the morning while his caretaker went shopping at kmart. in san antonio, texas, a man tried to punch his way to the front of a line at sears. the los angeles police department deployed hundreds of extra officers and handed out shopping safety tips in local malls. >> so far, so goo
, and the technology is terrific. until it isn't. will air force one touched down in columbus, ohio, for the final campaign stop in ohio. the boss will warm up the crowd after hitching a ride with the president, from wisconsin. jay-z will hit the stage in the hour and the president will make the final pitch to voters in a state that has many, many time i have said could decide the vote. the president suggested governor romney would not bring anything new to the table. >> we know what change looked like, madison. mitt romney ain't it. giving more power back to the big of the banks is not change. another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy is not change. refusing to answer questions about your policy until after the election, that is not change. that is the oldest game in the book. >>shepard: he will wrap up his campaigning in iowa where his win in the 2008 caucuses put him on the path to the white house. coverage continues now with wendell live in columbus, ohio, we are waiting for the rally to begin. what more can we say? it is crucial. >>reporter: we can expect bruce springsteen to walk o
the wisconsin stop with an afternoon rally in columbus, ohio, a state both sides are fighting hard to win and where polls show the race is close. mr. obama plans to end the day in des moines iowa in the state that propelled him to victory in the democratic caucuses four years ago. >> we need you, virginia. suarez: vice president biden meanwhile held a pair of events in another key battle ground state: virginia. the campaign is headquartered in chicago where the president began his political career. obama national press secretary ben labolt said the main focus for the president's relection teamas getti supporters to the polls. >> we know this all comes down to turnout. we're focused on making sure that every piece of that operation is up and running at 4:00 a.m. on the east coast tomorrow morning. >> suarez: who is out there? is there an army of volunteers that didn't deploy? what are they doing? what are they looking for? >> they are and they're local. we're not talking about importing people into states where they haven't lived. that's the value of having an organization that we built ov
is with the president near columbus ohio. we her from the president on job creation. how is he going after governor romney today? >>reporter: he says there are signs of progress 5.5 million job creates and he says that mitt romney lacks new ideas and that is returning to the ways of the past. here is the president in buckeye country in columbus area today. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering ain't it. giving more power back to the biggest bangs, that is not change. another $5 trillion tax cut in favor of the wealthy, that's not change. refusing to answer questions about the details of your policies until after the election? that is not change. would report after running in 2008 as "hope and change" he is not crazy about governor romney saying he is the "change" candidate and the president calls governor romney a great salesman. >>shepard: the president invested a lost time in ohio is this the last time before tuesday? >>reporter: he is making the third of three stops in ohio today. we expect he will make stops in ohio saturday, sunday, and monday including cleveland
the profound plaza h peter alexander traveling with the romney campaign in columbus, ohio. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. late today, the romney campaign announced it has tacked on two more last-minute stops for tomorrow. so after governor romney vot in his home state of massachusetts, he will now fly to the states of ohio and pennsylvania to thank volunteers, aides say. a rare move for any candidate on election day. mitt romney today punctuated the end of a long journey with an optimistic promise. >> tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. tomorrow we begin a better tomorrow. this nation is going to begin to change for the better tomorrow. >> reporter: but with the polls showing the president clinicing to a slight advantage in the final hours, each stop is strategically selected. >> your voices are being heard all over the nation, loud and clear. thank you. >> reporter: this rally in rural virginia to motivate the party's conservative base with a sharp critique of president obama. >> let me tell you why he fell so short of what he promised. it's because he cared more
president obama and medtronic. then he is off to columbus ohio and finally will end up in manchester, new hampshire, before heading back to ohio for tomorrow. springsteen joining president obama and a rally in wisconsin. spinning the final day of the presidential campaign travelling on air force one with the president. obama is going from madison, wisconsin to columbus ohio where he will only be 7 miles away from romney. after that he is off to do more income iowa, before settling in illinois will his -- where he will sit on election day with his family. no public events scheduled. with more on the last day of campaigning, joining me now, president of the american action for and former cbo director. co-host of the five on fox news and ed rollins, republican strategist and a fox news contributor. i want to start with you. you have so much experience with these campaigns. of course we have been watching all of these. polls which don't give us a clue to who will win tomorrow. big question now is, who has the momentum? ed, hootie you think has the momentum? >> i think romney has the momentum
springsteen holding rallies in madison, wisconsin, columbus, ohio, des moines, iowa. governor romney has been in stanford, florida, lynchberg and fairfax, virginia, columbus, ohio, and manchester, ohio, and it wouldn't be an election without a legal mess in florida. voters reporting lines up to seven hours long at some south florida early polling stations. but at the end of the day, tomorrow, it will all possibly be about ohio. the president holding a slim lead in the buckeye state in the polls. in this exclusive interview with cnn, john boehner of ohio says he believes that his state could just swing red. >> polls don't win the elections, voters do. i've been around ohio. i've done this trip around ohio for a lot of presidential races in the past. and i think ohioans vote with their wallets. that's why i think romney will win on tuesday. >> we're blanketing the battle grounds with our cnn reporters. john berman, of course, following that for us this morning. >> good morning. first up is florida. swing state considered a must win particularly for mitt romney. the most recent polling there has
cleveland. will carry perhaps the core of columbus and will carry cincinnati. you have to look at the exurbs to see what happens there. these are places the republican can be counted on to get 60 to 70% of the vote. does the democrat cut into that margin by two or three or four points or not? or use the urban vote come up, city core vote come up three or four points to outweigh that. a couple of places to look interesting. if you go to ohio's earn border, you're talking coal country. as you know governor romney really pushed the coal issue pretty hard. we're talking about some issues like jefferson county ohio, which is where steubenville is, obama won that race by 76 votes i believe last time. watch for that to see if it flips back. i suspect it will go over into the red column or the other end of the state, go to defiance. defiance is republican country. there is general motors plant there though. will the auto bailout pay off there? remember defiance is where governor romney first made his comments about jeep jobs going to china. jon: ohio could be a long night there. what about new hamps
he could to get as many people out to the polls as possible. as he said in columbus he said not only was he going to do that work but he implored his supporters to do it as well. >> tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. perhaps some of your friends and family have not made up their minds who they are going to vote for. when you talk to hem ask to go beyond the speeches and the ads and the attacks and look at the record. talk is cheap but a record is real and it's earned. bill: as promised, this what is we were waiting for ... martha: who are those two people? i don't recognize them from the back. bill: this is governor romney and his wife ann cast their ballot for ... you can take one guess what's happening there. this is in their hometown of massachusetts. it's a hotbed of democratic votes. i have to cut into those votes to have a chance in ohio. later he goes to pittsburgh. if you look at the mate was all red. a sea of red with one exception, that was allegheny county where president obama won there. governor romney will be there pat 3:00. martha: a lot of questions about pennsylvania.
you there. i want to point to the columbus dispatch. the headline is -- mailings a nuisance for ohioans. those of any swing states are saying it every day, calling the number of mailings and the ads a nuisance at this point. let us go to mississippi, cecila on our line for democrats. good morning. caller: yes. our state will go more than likely to romney. where the poorest people and the nation, and this man is only for the very rich. i call him a very strong used car salesmen. he will tell you anything you want to hear. and he is going to tear this country up, just like he did those companies, and sought of two parts to china and anyone else. another thing, too, i am not surprised that evangelists are supporting them, because they have been riding a gravy train a long time. they get tax deductions -- they give tax deductions to give people that give money to them. to me it is a big welfare system and they do not want to see it end. and we have a country that is built on the middle class. this man does not care about the middle-class. he could care less. and that to me is wh
apart in columbus. >> here is the thing, ohio, we know what change looks like. and what he is selling ain't it. >> reporter: the president has mega rock star power, bruce springsteen and jay-z who took creative liberty with his song, swapping out a curse word for a political statement. in wisconsin, the president showed a hint of nostalgia and acknowledged no matter what happens, this is it, the last day on the trail in his final campaign. with a noticeably hoarse voice he asked for four more years. >> we know weep have got more work to do. >> reporter: the president has . but romney is not going down without a fight. >> we ask you to stay at it all the way until victory on tuesday night is clear. >> reporter: the race deadlocked for weeks. but the president opened up a slim lead in the tracking poll. each campaign is projecting confidence in their ground games in the battleground. >> they believe it is all about turnout. >> president obama will be back here in his hometown of chicago tonight. watching the election results come in. he is going to do a dozen television intervutz. he ha
rally of the day. tomorrow back on the campaign trail. he will go to lynchburg, va., columbus ohio and conclude the day in new hampshire. president obama also on the trail tomorrow in the madison, wisconsin and columbus ohio. then he will be in des moines, iowa. look for coverage here at c- back to the live shot of mourners still, pennsylvania. part of the election weekend coverage here on c-span. we will continue to watch the governor as he shakes hands and makes his way through the crowd. richard, democratic calller in new york. caller: good evening. thank you for taking my call, and thank you for c-span. mr. romney does not have a clue. he should have lost in 2012 to rick santorum. however, he is flip-floping every issue from the primaries. american people have some of the brightest minds. why don't they see he is a fraud? america is not for sale. >> i take your voting for president obama. host: republican calller. william, north carolina. caller: i was going to vote for obama, but i am real religious, and i do not agree with the same-sex marriage. the unemployment has
in columbus, ohio. speaking of the boss, it was in his home state of new jersey where officials are making sure voters can cast their ballots despite the devastation from hurricane sandy. voters whose polling places were flooded were busy filling out forms yesterday to cast provisional ballots. in florida and other key battleground states with early voting there are reports of robo calls incorrectly telling voters they can cast ballots over the telephone. >>> and during halftime of monday night football espn's chris berman interviewed both president obama and governor mitt romney. he asked mr. romney what he's learned about himself and then to mr. obama who likens politics to sports. we begin with mr. romney. >> this campaign process goes on a couple of years. lots of flights, lots of trips, and what i found that surprised me is the more events i did, the more energy i seemed to get. >> in sports it's about winning championships. interesting in politics, it's not winning elections, it's making sure that you're delivering for the folks who sent you. >> later the president predicted a super
's capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell has been following that for us. she joins us live from columbus, ohio, with the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. democrats have a lot to celebrate beyond the president eefs re-election. they will hold control of the senate and key to that were important races that got a lot of attention this year. in massachusetts, elizabeth warren is now senator elect, defeating scott brown, the republican, who only a couple of years ago had been the first of the tea party wave that was able to take on a seat long held by ted kennedy, a big change there, pickup for democrats. in indiana, a red, red state, instead of expecting that to go republican, it was, in fact, a republican mistake, if you will where joe donnelly, now the democrat is taking that seat after richard mourdock had made comments about rape and pregnancy that got a lot of attention. similar scenario happened in missouri, another red state that republicans had hoped to take back, but todd akin made comments that angered voters through the year. claire mccaskill, a democrat goe
including the all star game which was slated for january 27th in columbus ohio. both sides are fighting on how to fight to split $3 billion in revenue. this is the third time an all-star game has been cancelled. also, this bay area boxer could be in line for a big pay out, coming up area boxing has never been stronger. the ghost had his way in. one 46.8, his competitor, this fight will be in ontario, calif. the winner could be a fight against floyd the weather. if you have a question? e- mail ask carr ve >> decent weather, and '60s and '70s. the rain is good to be holding off >> have a lovely night and a good weekend will be back at 11:00 p.m., see you then. at bank of america, we're continuing to lend and invest in the people, businesses, and organizations that call the bay area home. whether it's helping a nonprofit provide safe, affordable housing within the city, supporting an organization that's helping kids find jobs and stay in school, or financing the expansion of a local company that's creating healthier workplaces, what's important to the people of the ba
's bring in kelly o'donnell. she is standing by this columbus, ohio, this morning. kelly, ohio was the state everyone was looking at. it was the one that everybody said all eyes there and we'll know who will be the next president. how did it play out last night? >> it certainly got tense at sometimes, willie. certainly voters throughout the day when we were polling places, you could really tell they had a sense that they had a big role to play. as the evening went, there was almost a bit of surprise at how early it was called. the officials here at the state house had been telling us be prepared for a late night. it could even go into the late counting of provisional ballots that would happen later this month. but that was not to be. the models that everyone was using to forecast this put ohio in the president's column and then there was a wait a minute moment where the romney campaign was not satisfied that enough votes had been counted yet. they felt there was potential to close the gap and overtake the president in some precincts they thought were going to go their way. ther
on our website. >> as far as pranks go, this is dangerous. they are back, walking around columbus, ohio, with a pair of scissors and a lock of fake hair. >> sample of your hair -- >> people get super mad. >> give me my hair. >> yeah, that would make anybody mad. >> roman says, do not try this prank at home, but it made for a pretty funny video that's worth checking out. >> you know how you hear songs and make up your own lyrics? >> every day of my life. >> here's a video called misheard song lyrics. nirvana, pat bennett, misheard videos. to check them out, go to and check on -- >> best of rtm. >>> we've seen enough videos to know russian roads are dangerous. now throw some snow into the mix. it is already winter in some parts of russia, snowy, slipp y slippery, and look out. truck gets out of shape, starts to jackknife. slides into this oncoming lane and nearly hits these two cars. >> he missed everything, just threw some sludge up in the windshield. >> these guys are driving like they are in the indy 500. they are flying out there. >> they keep driving. i feel like
complete. candidates were in ohio yesterday. they were in columbus. mitt romney made stops in columbus. we expect mitt romney will be at the airport around 11:30 today. joe biden expected to at 11:00. rural areas oare republican. that's why ohio is a swing state. >> live for us in cleveland. thank you. >> thank you patti ann. >> ohio/new hampshire. new hampshire is a dead heat ohio is close. there is intensities with romney and republicans will be counted in the polls anyway. if romney does that he wins. colorado is a dead heat and wisconsin has been republican for the last two years through the mid term elections and three recalls. they have the favorite son paul ryan. finally obama doesn't win the state. >> got all that? what can we expect tonight out of the crucial battle ground state. fox news contributor advisor of co host campaign insiders is with me every weekend. >>> ohio we heard the reporters say does it all come down to ohio? >> i think the simplest way for governor romney to win is to win ohio. by contrast for president obama with charles krauthammer is for governor romney to w
will it means court battles like we saw in florida in 2000. we're joined now from columbus, ohio. good morning, scott. >> reporter: good morning, carl. if it is close, even remotely as close as florida 2000, there are a lot of people who say the legal battles could make florida 2000 look like child's play. we'll have more on that later in the program. ohio is a tricky state. economically and so on which we'll also get to in a moment. i want to tell you about turnout. 1.8 million absentee ballots sent out in ohio. that's a record. as you can see, the students have been turning out here at ohio state university so there is a youth vote turnout as well. it is a tricky state in the campaign narrative this time around. the question is who gets credit for an economy that's doing better than the rest of the country? is it the auto bailout and stimulus? give credit to the president? or did all of this happen in spite of the president and with thanks to the state's republican governor who was on "meet the press" on sunday. >> we made ohio safe for business expansion. we balanced our budget. running hal
. >>> president obama getting ready to speak at a rally in columbus, ohio. we'll go there when we see him. meanwhile, we're going to quickly which can in on three of the battleground states that we expect potentially decide this presidential election. let's start with ohio. its 18 electoral votes are crucial. you've heard it a million times by now. but history show that is republicans don't win the white house if they don't carry ohio. president obama won ohio back in 2008. george bush barely carried ohio in 2004. cnn's martin savidge joins us from cleveland. early voting, martin, very important for the president. how's it looking where you are in cleveland right now? >> reporter: well, at least the cnn poll of the early voters seem to be going very much in president obama's favor. let me point out something here. the early voting has finally come to an end in the state of ohio. the reason i say finally is it began october 2nd. it ended at 2:00 this afternoon. the complete tallies for the state are not up. but up until friday, 1.6 million early votes were cast. of that, 1.1 million were a
. the president will hold rallies in madison, wisconsin, columbus, ohio, des moines, iowa. governor romney is in florida and lynchburg and fairfax virginia, columbus ohio and in manchester, new hampshire. and it wouldn't be a presidential election without some kind of legal fight in the state of florida. the state's democratic party is suing to extend early voting hours with people reporting lines of up to seven hours at some south florida early polling stations. cnn has this place covered like no other network. we've got dan lothian in madison, wisconsin. jim acosta is in orlando, florida, martin savidge is in cleveland, ohio. miguel marquez is in las vegas, nevada. ed lavandera is in denver, colorado, for us this morning. john zarrella comes to us live from plantation, florida. we want to begin with complete comprehensive coverage with john berman checking in to see how our correspondents are faring. >> thanks, soledad. the candidates are all over the place today. president obama and mitt romney hold atriallies in seven states today. a final frenetic day of campaigning across the battleg
, columbus, ohio. >>> nightmare scenario, ron. all right, thank you. >>> well, 2012 presidential election already made history with a record number of early voters. about 46 million americans, more than one out of every three voters, cast an early ballot this year. our latest polling shows president obama has a narrow three-point lead among those who voted before today. >>> and, of course, there are also 33 senate races to be decided today in addition to the presidential race. among the highest profile races, the one in massachusetts between democrat elizabeth warren and incumbent scott brown, two former governors are facing off in virginia. a democrat, tim kaine, taking on republican george allen. in missouri, claire mccaskill faces republican todd akin. the race, remember, gained national attention after akin's comments about rape and pregnancy. >>> on top of that, several hot button social issues on the ballot for voters to decide. gay marriage is on the ballot in four states. maryland, maine, washington, and minnesota. immigration questions will be answered in several states as well i
cleveland. tend to do well in the middle part of the street, franklin county, that is columbus. in the southwestern part of the state this will be a surprise to the republican party not only in hamilton county, cincinnati but also a republican party across the state. this is the county that they wanted to make blue and make it red again. had not been blue until 1964, it was reliably republican territory. but you lose votes down here when you don't win the county. the other area i want to point out is these are strong republican areas up in warren county. mitt romney did really well, 69% of the vote in that county alone. go back to 2004. you want to see what you need to win that state now? if president bush was at 72%. in a close race like this 2 and 3 points in counties like that can make the difference. mike tobin is live in columbus yet again this morning. mike, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, bill. if you want to look for a cause you can boil it down or simplify it to two words, auto bailout. and to back that up let's look at some of what we got from the exit poll.
into columbus. >> we're going to do such an amazing thing on tuesday, aren't we? >> reporter: romney arguing he'll get staed on day one. >> i'm not going to waste any time complaining about my predecessor. >> reporter: back to the plane. we had to rally right before midnight tonight. and while we were inhe air with the governor, his interview on "monday night football." and a tough question. he's from michigan. but the governor is from massachusetts. line lions or patriots? >> it is patriots. >> reporter: 9:54, we landed in new hampshire. waiting for them, thousands. kid rock. >> election eve. one more concert from kid rock for mitt romney. then, their final pitch. >> i have loved hearing the voices of the women that i've heard. >> your votes and your work right here in new hampshire, will help me become the next president of the united states. >> reporter: big hopes from the romneys. they'll be voting here a short time from now. the steady stream already headed in. so many voters glad the day is finally here. to put the ads and the debates behind them. now, it's up to them to decide this razor
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